|San Diego Education
May 1, 2006
To: Susan Fahle, Oscar Esquivel, Kelly Minnehan
From: Maura Larkins
Thank you for finally agreeing to allow me to see CVESD budget documents free
of charge. This is a big turnaround for you! Would Thursday, May 4, 2006 be
convenient for my visit to Ms. Minnehan’s office to see those documents?
I am pleased at the prospect of seeing CVESD budget documents. If the
documents you show me do NOT reveal the amount of tax dollars paid by
CVESD for lawyers and liability insurance, as I have requested, we can address
that problem later. I do hope, however, that you have not removed the
requested information from the CVESD budget that you will be showing me.
I have learned that all of CVESD’s budget information is required by law to be on
the Internet, yet I have been able to find only a small number of documents on
the CVESD website. Obviously, it will be time consuming on Thursday for me to
read the hundreds of pages you are offering in search of a few bits of
information. Fortunately, I’m a fast reader. Obviously, you are intentionally
making access to the information I have requested difficult or impossible. You
are attempting--in violation of the law—to hide the information I am seeking.
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request Internet access
to CVESD’s budget information. Are CVESD’s budgets available on the
Internet? If so, where are they hiding? Also, I request Internet access to budget
documents with searchable text—as opposed to CVESD’s current format which
contains text which cannot be searched. You are determined to violate the
Brown Act and hide the truth about how CVESD uses tax dollars, aren’t you?
CVESD public record requests
CVESD asked me to pay for copying a large number of documents, which turned
out to have absolutely no information at all about amounts paid by CVESD for
lawyers and liability insurance. I was pretty sure that the offer was a hoax, so I
didn't pay the money. Then CVESD sent me the documents anyway. It was a
waste of paper.